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When i leased my Q50 my dealer said I shouldnt drive in sport mode til like 1000 miles, when the car breaks in. Should I listen to him or YOLO.
 

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It's probably not a bad idea just to let the car break in a bit.

But also they are probably just trying to protect their car since they have to sell it later.
There isn't anyhting that says you can't do it though.
 

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When i leased my Q50 my dealer said I shouldnt drive in sport mode til like 1000 miles, when the car breaks in. Should I listen to him or YOLO.
Are u planning on keeping your Q50 after? If not, push it to the limit!:D
 
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Yea, if you're not going to keep it do what you want, but the manual specifies no going over 4,000 rpm until 1,200 miles. I mostly followed that rule, but, seriously, tough to resist a few fun punches of the throttle. I bought. I'm sure the engine will be fine.
 
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its fine to have it in sport mode, he probably meant dont run the car over 4000RPM until the engine has properly broken in at 1000. I followed that advice for about 3 days and yoloed it past 4000 :D

Plus if its a lease, yolo on my friend.
 

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I only drive it in Sport mode, from the day I picked it up :)
 

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I always wonder about the recommendations to break the engine in. Most cars these days are purchased off the lot after having been test driven by a number of people, each of whom most likely pushed the metal to the floor before the engine even got warmed up to assess it's power. Does that harm the engine? Doesn't appear to, but who knows.

Would be interesting to do a study comparing cars that have been test driven by 10 or more people, vs brand new off the lot /never test driven to see what the longevity difference is, if any.
 

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Drive it like you stoled it!
Stoled??? :p I'm guessing that explains the main message you are conveying, which I will bash with the following:

And to again cause the gnashing of teeth from those who are part of the "me generation," it's obvious that you think it's O.K. to screw the person who ends up buying the car when your lease is up.:mad:
 

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I always wonder about the recommendations to break the engine in. Most cars these days are purchased off the lot after having been test driven by a number of people, each of whom most likely pushed the metal to the floor before the engine even got warmed up to assess it's power. Does that harm the engine? Doesn't appear to, but who knows.

Would be interesting to do a study comparing cars that have been test driven by 10 or more people, vs brand new off the lot /never test driven to see what the longevity difference is, if any.
I conduct a reliability survey, and would love to see such a study myself. As someone else in the thread mentioned, some engineers actually think it's better to drive the car hard when brand new.

As far as I can tell no actual research has been performed on the topic in decades. The general guideline to go easy on the car for the first X miles goes way back to before engines were so precisely manufactured.

What I can say: even though cars are driven many different ways when new, reports of problems with piston rings before 120,000 miles are rare. Except for some recent Audis, where there's clearly a problem likely unrelated to how the cars were broken in.
 

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Drive it like you stoled it!
Stoled??? :p I'm guessing that explains the main message you are conveying, which I will bash with the following:

And to again cause the gnashing of teeth from those who are part of the "me generation," it's obvious that you think it's O.K. to screw the person who ends up buying the car when your lease is up.:mad:
Stoled is not spelled with an "e". It is "stold", like in "he stold my wallet":D;)
 

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Not "stold" , but stole. Stole is the past tense of steal.
 

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2stole

noun \ˈstōl\ : a long, wide piece of clothing that is usually worn across the shoulders


Full Definition of STOLE

1
: a long loose garment : robe

2
: an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a long usually silk band worn traditionally around the neck by bishops and priests and over the left shoulder by deacons

3
: a long wide scarf or similar covering worn by women usually across the shoulders

See stole defined for English-language learners »

Origin of STOLE

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin stola, from Greek stolē equipment, robe, from stellein to set up, make readyFirst Known Use: before 12th century
 
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